Les #Édubrèves - week of June 20, 2021

It's the end of the school year and it shows. Several galas have made people happy and highlighted innovative projects in recent weeks. We present some of them to you. As a bonus: a few finds you should check out now!

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Oh how the holidays are starting to smell! It's the end of the school year and it shows. Several galas have made people happy and highlighted innovative projects in recent weeks. We present some of them to you. As a bonus: a few finds you should check out now! Here are your #Édubrèves!

Please note that the use of animated GIFs in this short news digest is for entertainment purposes only!

Reminder: CODE Avenir - Indigenous memory

To mark National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Council of the Atikamekw Nation (CNA) and the Digital spring (PN) send out an invitation to young people aged 13 to 29 to harness the potential of digital technology and celebrate traditions. The Code Avenir - Indigenous Memory event will allow people to come together in an immersive universe, like in a video game, and discover how technology makes it possible to preserve the language and bring culture to life.

The event takes place online on June 21 from 10:30 am to noon (Eastern Time). Join Facebook event to know more. A Zoom link will be shared there the same day to provide access and receive technical support.

Four Technovation Montreal teams qualify for the World Summit semi-finals

Four Montreal teams qualified for the semi-finals of the Technovation World Summit. Remember that more than 1,700 mobile application projects were submitted by young girls aged 10 to 18 from all over the world as part of this competition. The applications of the four semi-finalist teams offer solutions for challenges related to self-esteem and personal development, the women's safety, the environment and useful information about COVID-19.

Twelve finalist teams will be selected to present their projects at the 15th edition of the Technovation World Summit, to be held online on August 12 and 13. 

Young women entrepreneurs stand out at the Gala de la Next Entrepreneuriale du Québec 

On May 20, 5 young women from Saint-Sacrement College in Terrebonne have collected the honors by winning several awards, including the coveted 2021 Company of the Year award, at the Gala for the next generation of entrepreneurs in Quebec as part of the Student Company program of JA Quebec.

In addition to the Company of the Year award, the Mahalo company, which makes handmade bath salts and 100 natural %s, won awards for the categories: Best Product, Best Website and Best Music Video. JA. In addition, the young entrepreneur Alyssa Santos, member of the Mahalo team, was named Entrepreneur of the year. Mahalo will represent Quebec in the Canadian competition National Company of the Year Competition this summer, organized by Junior Achievement Canada.

IT projects rewarded with an OCTAS

The Information Technology Recognition Competition the OCTAS, organized by the Réseau Action TI, took place this week. A few projects related to the school environment have won awards.

The winner of the DIGITAL SOLUTION - PME category is Mozaïk's Artificial Intelligence, from GRICS. This project aims to provide teachers and administrators with tools to more easily identify students at risk. Then, these communication and collaboration tools allow them to maintain close contact with students and parents in order to ensure cooperation to facilitate the success of young people.

In the HUMAN CAPITAL - PME category, CEC Editions, with their project MyCECZone 2.0, who stood out among the candidates. This is a digital platform for the distribution and personalization of educational content from primary to college level, containing more than 2,000 books, 100,000 interactive exercises and a videoconferencing system intended for distance education.

During the Gala, certain prizes were also awarded to young students who have distinguished themselves by their information technology project. At the SECONDARY level, it was the Une IA optométriste project by Alexis Orsini, a secondary 3 student at Collège Jean-Eudes, which obtained first place in its category.

The aim of the project is to find an efficient way for the rapid detection of diabetic retinopathy and its severity in patients. This artificial intelligence system makes it possible to classify the different levels of the disease with images of the retina taken with an optical coherence tomography device. This model was to assist an optometrist during the diagnostic stage.

MTL Tech Awards highlight women's digital engagement

Digital Spring and Women in Tech invite women in leadership positions in a company, association or as an investor putting societal impact at the heart of economic growth, thanks to technologies, to present their leadership experiences to an international jury. The objective of the award Women in Tech for Good is to promote female leadership in impact technologies. The participation of women in the technology sector is essential for a fair and equal future.

Just fill in the online form no later than July 31, 2021.

A tweet and an evaluation grid that makes people react

This tweet of Olga Majed seems to have generated a lot of reaction and interest. We therefore decided to share it with the École branchée community.

In fact, it is the 3 column evaluation grid template which caught the attention of Internet users. A 3-column evaluation grid is used to target the criteria for the success of the task. It is an easy-to-use tool for students when they want to self-assess. It is also an optimal tool for the teacher who wants to provide effective and specific feedback that will allow his students to adjust and improve their performance.

A new Sainte-Anne high school in Dorval

The first shovelful of earth for the construction of the new high school in Sainte-Anne College, in Dorval, was made recently. In addition to a preschool-elementary school and a college establishment, the Sainte-Anne family will therefore have two secondary schools, one in Lachine (founded in 1861) and one in Dorval. In the new school, the CEO, Ugo Cavenaghi, announces that the school timetable will be redesigned to bring more interdisciplinarity and to make room for the concrete teaching of skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking. and citizenship.

To read the full press release.

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To listen

The Salon littéraire des Animaux is the 3rd Space for Life youth podcast series. In this podcast, presented by the Biodôme, the animals get together every year for a literary event that is out of the ordinary. Also available: ASTRO-BIEN, an intergalactic travel agency, and Radio Plantes, radio by and for plants. Sure Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and Spotify.

To put on the agenda ... for December

DOUANCE: for experiences full of potential
The Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Services Center (CSSMB), in partnership with Haut Potential Québec, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and the Association québécoise pour la douance, is organizing its virtual conference "DOUANCE: for experiences full of potential" to be held on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 8:30 am to 3:45 pm All details will be communicated at the start of the 2021-22 school year.

Loans of services to the Ministry of Education

The Quebec Ministry of Education hires employees from the education network to carry out temporary mandates that require concrete knowledge of the realities on the ground. The many mandates available are presented here.

In closing, it's time to start relaxing ...

See you soon! Until then, don't hesitate to “tag” us (in good French…) on Twitter (@millaudrey or @riomarti) so that we can talk about your project / resource in a future review of the week! Have a great weekend!

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About the Author

Martine Rioux
Martine Rioux
After studying public communication, Martine worked as a journalist for various publications, before pursuing her career as an interactive communications consultant at La Capitale, a financial group, then at Québec Numérique, an organization she took over as general manager before making the jump. as political advisor in the office of the Minister for Digital Government Transformation. Today she is the online Editor-in-Chief and Special Projects Manager at l'École branchée. Her dream: that everyone has access to technology and can use it as a tool for learning and opening up to the world.

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